Title

Probable early-onset alzheimer's disease in an apolipoprotein E2 homozygote

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Objective: To describe a case of early-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD) in an apolipoprotein (Apo) ε2/ε2 homozygote. Background: Apo ε2/ε2 is the rarest of the ApoE genotypes, representing only 1.4% of the population. Cognitive decline in ApoE ε2 homozygotes has rarely been reported. Case Report/Methods: We report a 58-year-old Apo ε2/ε2 female who meets clinical criteria for probable AD as confirmed by neuropsychological testing, positron emission/computed tomography scan, CSF analysis and genetic screening for known mutations. Results: The clinical course is typical of AD, with progressive cognitive and functional decline. Conclusion: Clinically confirmed early-onset AD is atypical in ApoE2 homozygotes but can occur. © 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel.

Publication Date

12-1-2010

Publication Title

Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders

ISSN

14208008

Volume

30

Issue

5

First Page

387

Last Page

391

PubMed ID

20975270

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1159/000320589

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